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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. PDT

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background _ something the Latino, Arab-American businessman forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an incumbent under indictment.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved of a pilot program to combat an outbreak of typhus in homeless encampments. City News Service reports that the supervisors okayed the program at a Tuesday meeting. It will include cleaning up streets, offering housing and providing mobile showers, hand sanitizer and flea repellent for those who remain on the streets.

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) - Corrections officials say a 33-year-old inmate has been killed at a Northern California prison. Salinas Valley State Prison officials said Tuesday that Armando Wehr was found unresponsive in his maximum security cell late Monday with multiple puncture wounds and lacerations. He did not have a cellmate and investigators have not identified a suspect. Wehr was serving a life sentence from Contra Costa County for second-degree murder.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About 20,000 Northern California utility customers remained without electricity for a second day after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power in a pre-emptive attempt to prevent wildfires. PG&E said it expected to restore power to the affected customers on Tuesday.

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